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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Seattle area passengers may also want to consider Paine Field in Everett

17801 International Blvd.

Sea-Tac is a major embarkation airport for flights to Alaska and to Asia via the great-circle route. From the airport, downtown Seattle is about 13 miles north and Tacoma is about 25 miles to the southwest. A 6-mile Airport Expressway connects to north-south Interstate 5.


Sea-Tac’s passenger complex consists of a single Central Terminal with airline check-in counters and baggage claim for all airlines. There are four concourses containing the A, B, C and D gates and two satellite buildings containing the N (North) and S (South) gates. The A-D gates can be reached from the Central Terminal by walkways and moving walkways. Underground automated people movers connect the N and S gates with the concourses and the Central Terminal.

Numerous ground transportation options from the airport include app-based ride services, limos and car services, taxis, shuttles, rental cars and public transit. App-based ride services pick up passengers at different locations that are explained on the app depending on what vehicle you’ve requested. Taxis, shuttles and many car services are on the 3rd floor of the parking garage at both the north and south curbs. The car rental facility is in a separate building. Customers use a  courtesy shuttle from outside baggage claim to reach rental car center.

The Sound Transit Link light rail to downtown Seattle and the University of Washington operates from a station just off the airport. To reach it To reach it use a Skybridge to level 4 of the parking garage and follow the signs.  Trains depart every 6 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day, from 5 a.m.-1 a.m. Travel time to downtown Seattle is about 30 minutes and another 5 minutes to the UW campus and Husky Stadium.

To/From Tucson Connections

Alaska Airlines flights arrive and depart SEA at the C, D and N gates. International flights may arrive at the S gates. Connecting passengers can reach all other gates, either by walkways and moving walkways or automated train system without exiting the TSA secure area.

Delta Air Lines flights arrive and depart SEA at the A, B and S gates. Connecting passengers can reach all other gates, either by walkways and moving walkways or automated train system without exiting the TSA secure area.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport website

Visit the Emerald City

Flying into Seattle, the sight below is of evergreen trees, the blue water of Puget Sound, Lake Washington and the Pacific Ocean and, in winter, a mixture of snowy white. Famous for coffee, the city is vibrant and cosmopolitan. The Space Needle, built for the 1962 World’s Fair, is still a major attraction even if it is a mid-20th century look at the future.

Get ideas for your trip to Seattle at Visit Seattle here.

Did You Know …

Pike Place Market got started over the price of onions

In the early 20th century farmers would bring their fruits, vegetables, eggs, dairy and meat into Seattle and sell them to wholesalers who would then mark them up and re-sell them in their warehouses to consumers. In 1906 when the consumer price for onions skyrocketed, consumers were outraged. And so were farmers who were barely making it by and not seeing any of the additional money. A Seattle city councilman promoted the idea of the city helping to set up a public market where consumers and farmers could buy and sell goods face-to-face. It opened on August 17, 1907. It has survived despite challenges such as losing many of its Japanese-American farmers to internment camps during World War II and an effort to tear it down and replace it during urban renewal of the 1960s.

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Tucson International Airport
7250 South Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 573-8100